Journal article

The Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Conundrum-Redefining the Problem and Finding Common Ground?

P Iyngkaran, MC Thomas, C Neil, M Jelinek, M Cooper, JD Horowitz, DL Hare, DM Kaye

Current Heart Failure Reports | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) or diastolic heart failure (DHF) makes up more than half of all congestive heart failure presentations (CHF). With an ageing population, the case load and the financial burden is projected to increase, even to epidemic proportions. CHF hospitalizations add too much of the financial and infrastructure strain. Unlike systolic heart failure (SHF), much is still either uncertain or unknown. Specifically, in epidemiology, the disease burden is established; however, risk factors and pathophysiological associations are less clear; diagnostic tools are based on rigid parameters without the ability to accurately monitor treatme..

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